Families of U.S. embassy staff in Ukraine ordered to start evacuating as early as Monday: officials

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The State Department has ordered the families of U.S. embassy staff in Ukraine to begin evacuating the country as early as Monday, U.S. officials told Fox News.

Next week, the State Department is also expected to encourage Americans to begin leaving Ukraine on commercial flights, “while those are still available,” an official said.

Late Friday night, the US Embassy in Ukraine announced that the first shipment of ammunition had arrived as per President Biden’s instructions.

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov before their meeting, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland.
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US officials say small arms ammunition makes up the bulk of the 200,000 pounds of what the State Department calls lethal aid – needed by Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines. US officials also told Fox that Javelin anti-tank missiles are expected to arrive early next week from the Baltic states and US military stockpiles.

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Advanced Russian fighter jets have now arrived in Belarus, northern Ukraine. The Pentagon fears the Ukrainian capital is “now in the crosshairs”, another official added.

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The US government plans to ship “a ton” of weapons and ammunition to Ukraine in the coming days, officials say.

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